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Saturday, October 21, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 666
If there were a deity besides God in the sky and earth, both would go awry: so glory to God, Lord of the Throne, beyond what they ascribe. [21: 22]
Hadith of the Day:
There is no harm in wealth for one who fears Allah the Powerful, the Exalted. [Ibn Majah]
Wise Quote of the Day:
He who comes to the realization of his Lord after much contemplation and reflection will find easy increase in all of his other worships. [Yahya bin Mu'adh]
Guidance of the Day:
The cure of every ill depends on realizing that one is sick. When we recognize the harm of our condition, we can seek its cause and the ways to counteract it. Finding these, we can believe firmly in the beneficence of the measures necessary to counter our ills. And we will know the source of our cure.
Knowing our ills requires that we inspect ourselves, our actions, and our relations with others. It is helpful to listen to and accept the criticisms of real friends---even the accusations of our enemies---because, often enough, our friends merely excuse our faults, while our enemies see those faults magnified. The criticisms we make of others are a good means of seeing the same faults in ourselves. Each person is a mirror to other people, and those who realize this can see their own faults elsewhere, and take lessons from them.
Once you know your ills, you should not attribute them to a general and total failure. Learn to identify each separately and seek its causes, both outside and inside yourself. Then attempt to eliminate or change those causes. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness,---an open and noble temper. Cheerfulness in most cheerful people, is the rich and satisfying result of strenuous discipline. Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance---the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it better, and will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.
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